Jon Crowley

Forward-thinking trumpeter and composer, Jon Crowley was born in Malvern PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, in 1982. He began studying the trumpet at age six with Elin Frazier, a student of Carmine Caruso. While in high school he developed an interest in Jazz and began attending local jam sessions and sitting in with various musicians around Philadelphia.

Jon spent the next four years attending Muhlenberg College, studying Jazz with Charles Fambrough and John Swana. After Graduating with his B.A. in Music, Jon went straight to New York City, where he attended NYU, graduating in the Spring of '07; receiving his Masters in Jazz Performance and Composition. While at NYU, Jon studied with Laurie Frink, Kenny Werner, Ralph Alessi, George Garzone, Brian Lynch, Joe Lovano, Rich Shemaria, Don Friedman and Dave Pietro. Jon has played with Charles Fambrough, John Scofield, Lenny Pickett, Chris Potter, Ralph Alessi, Lenny White, Joe Lovano, Badal Roy, and Don Friedman, and has performed around New York City at venues such as The BlueNote, Smoke, 55 Bar and Lincoln center.

Since graduating, he can be seen performing around New York City and the Northeast both as a sideman and with his own groups. Jon released his first CD 'Connections' in the fall of 2009, which won the prestigious 'ASCAP 2010 Young Jazz Composers Award' for the title track. The follow-up 'At the Edge' sees Crowley combining the influence of Classical Minimalism and Indie-Rock with Jazz

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Praise for At the Edge:

“Crowley is a musician who refuses to stand still. This Album is a fine example of the evolution of his work.” —Tim Niland Jazz and Blues

“There's a mysteriously haunting and melancholic presence to trumpeter Jon Crowley's At the Edge. [..] His composer's pen lays broad, wide stokes with subtle flair. While the general format is subdued, a relaxed tension permeates the presentation. This is thoughtful and thought-provoking music. Crowley's tone is highly personal; masculine, yet sensitive in timbre.” —Nicholas F. Mondello, All About Jazz

“At the Edge is a more intense adventure but shows a huge leap in compositional excellence from Jon Crowley

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My Education: -B.A. in Music from Muhlenberg College -M.A. in Jazz Performance and Composition from New York University -I have also been playing Trumpet for 23 years. My Teaching Experience: -Adjuct Faculty at NYU 2005-2007 (while I attended) leading Jazz Ensembles and doing private trumpet lessons -Jazz At Lincoln Center's Webop Program: 2010- present -I also teach privately: trumpet AND Jazz Improvisation and am currently taking students If you are interested in studying with me, I teach 30 min and 60 min lessons for very reasonable fees and can travel to you (Manhattan, Brooklyn) Email me @ [email protected] for more Details NEW! I also teach on SKYPE now, so you can study with me from anywhere around the world! Flexible times and only $30 for 1/2 hour lesson



I Walk Amongst Humans

Destiny Records


The Rehumanization EP

Lonely Crow Records


At the Edge

Lonely Crow Records



Self Produced


At the Edge

From: At the Edge
By Jon Crowley


From: Connections
By Jon Crowley


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